ARC Caribe Deploys with Humanitarian Relief Supplies

January 30, 2021 (Google Translation) – With 101.9 tons of humanitarian aid, construction materials and logistical supplies for the reconstruction of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, the multipurpose ship ARC “Caribe” of the General Maritime Directorate set sail.

This is the eighth ship that joins the “Renacer” operation in the process of rebuilding the island of Providencia and Santa Catalina, for the total recovery of the Department, after the passage of hurricane IOTA that devastated the Archipelago in November of the previous year . The National Army, the Colombian Navy, the Colombian Air Force and the National Police have made their logistical capacities and human talent available to the population, in order to support humanitarian assistance and reconstruction efforts on the islands of Providencia and Santa Catalina.

It should be noted that this military and logistical deployment is part of the response, stabilization and recovery plan of the archipelago department led by the Manager for the Reconstruction of the islands Susana Correa Borrero, the Local Management Manager Lyle Newball and the Commander of the Colombian Navy. Admiral Gabriel Alfonso Pérez Garcés, whom the National Government appointed as the main coordinators to carry out the Unified State Action on the island of Providencia and Santa Catalina.

Humanitarian assistance actions, rubble collection, basic health care, restoration of basic services, water, energy and telecommunications, have advanced thanks to the effective articulation of the Public Force in coordination with the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management -UNGRD-, the Colombian Red Cross, Civil Defense, the Official Fire Department and other state agencies at regional and national level that are part of the National System for Disaster Prevention and Attention -SNPAD-

The Public Force will continue to work in a coordinated manner in the inter-institutional work led by the State and the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management -UNGRD- in the reconstruction of Providencia and Santa Catalina.

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